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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning we're following a wave of overnight fires in the district including one which left a firefighter critically injured. >> immigration reform. president trump throws his support behind a new plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system. >> looking live outside, another near perfect summer day with temperatures in the low 90's. hey, good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris. it is thursday, august 3rd. >> all right. mike thomas is talking about our near perfect weather. caitlin roth has her eyes on the road. what's the headline today. >> guys, the key word there was near perfect because we have to watch out for a couple thunderstorms later this afternoon. but generally you're right, a nice summer day temperatures around the low
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>> i can kind of time my dinner break to those thunderstorms that are occurring daily now. helps me know it's time to go water. we have one overnight crash we're following on the outer loop right now. otherwise some areas of construction. i'll give you the full rundown coming up. holly and maureen. >> 5:01 is the time. let's get to breaking news on several overnight fires in the district. three house fires within a matter of hours stretch crews across the city. >> right now we are told that one firefighter is fighting for his life after a mishap at one of those scenes. at another scene, two d.c. police officers are being credited for saving lives. fox5's melanie alnwick live from medstar hospital in northwest with the very latest. mel, what can you tell us. >> reporter: good morning, guys we're standing by for a briefing with d.c. fire ems and a representative from the city to talk about not only what happened with the one firefighter who was critically injured but really just the response that it too, to take care of these incidents
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four separate incidents happening in a matter of hours and that did require some crews from neighboring jurisdictions to come in and backfill some of those fire stations. let's talk first of all about buchanan street. that was the third of four incidents. that is the one in which the d.c. firefighters are credited perhaps with saving this elderly couple that was trapped inside their home. now, that particular fire, that happened about 12:23 in the morning. they were told that two fourth district police officers heard the call over the radio. they were the closest to the scene and so that's when they got there first. they ran in and they helped this elderly couple get out of the house. but not so much fire i'm told but a lot of heavy thick black smoke. when firefighters arrived that were minutes later they found the four of them, the elderly couple and the two officers on the front lawn there choking and coughing and gagging from all that smoke. onof
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couple, the elderly man he is the most seriously injured in that instance s the other ones all being treated for smoke inhalation but expected to be okay. the evening started with a fiery crash on irving street northwest. that one also required response from d.c. fire. one person was deceased in that. and then what we are also waiting to hear about here is this fire on f street. that also was late night,& happened about 11:39 is when it was first reported. it was a two-story row house, minimal extension to an adjacent home by all means should have been one of those you hate to say routine but a fire that they're used to covering without too many problems, but i can tell you that the folks are assembling here now, they're assembling here now for the press to tell us a little bit more pow how that firefighter was injured. he's a rookie firefighter so let's go to
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>> how about we come back in just a minute or so as soon as this gets started, okay, guys. >> you're ready. >> we're ready. >> okay, let's go ahead and gets started. >> let's get started. good morning, everyone and thank you for coming out on such short notice. my name is rashaad young i'm a city administrator for the district of columbia. i'm joined by fire and emergency medical services department members including assistant chief baker, assistant chief donnelly, assistant chief mills, the president of 36 bass hudson. last night our fire and emergency medical services responded to a house fire in the 800 block of f street northeast during which firefighter james some others jr. of engine company three in capitol hill sustained very serious injuries. firefighter some other smothers remains in critical condition and we join his family and fellow firefighters in awaiting
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about his diagnosis. there is an ongoing investigation in this case. it's been a busy night for the district and it reminds us of the bravery and dedication our first responders. through the night we've continued beyond the call and duty to stand watch over firefighter smothers and his family. we owe them tremendous debt of grat 250ud. i ask for your thoughts for firefighters smothers his family and fellow firefighters. we will do all we can to assist them during ah this very difficult time. we want to thank the outstanding medical team doctors and nurses who are tending to firefighter smothers who are working very hard to manage his care. at this time assistant chief baker will come forward with more information about this incident. chief. >> good morning. at 11:30 p.m. last night our units were dispatched to a house fire in the 800 block of f street northeast. when o o
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probationary firefighter dane smothers of engine company three was critically injured when he was struck by another fire department vehicle that was arriving at about the same time. firefighters smothers had dismounted the vehicle he was riding and preparing hose lines and other equipment to attack the fire. firefighter smothers' injuries are serious and he's in critical condition. our thoghts and prayers are with firefighter smothers and his family that includes his uncle who is also a d.c. firefighter and responded to this incident as well. we are also working to make sure that we are taking care of our members that were on the scene and were deeply affected by this incident. the incident is being investigated in coordination with mpd's major crash unit. take any questions. >> was this a fire truck that hit him or a fire suv? can you explain. >> it was another -- it was another fire truck. it was a ladder truck. >> a ladder truck. >> yes, sir. >> and was it going at a high rate of speed. >> no sir, actually they were slowin a
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block from the south. engine three had already arrived on the scene and was connecting hose lines to prepare to attack the fire. >> chief, is there any protocol that dictates what a firefighter is supposed to do when they arrive at a scene and is there any indication that that protocol was not followed as both trucks were responding. >> yeah, the -- obviously the incident is under investigation. but there's no indication at this time that there was any specific protocol that was not followed. >> you guys respond to a lot of these fires. what are the emotions of it being one of your own that's injured. >> so, it's clearly a tough situation to be in. we had a house that was heavily involved on the first floor with attached exposures on either end and our members while at the same time caring for a member that was critically injured was able to prevent the fire from spreading to the attached dwellings each way up and down the block so they did a heck of a job under extreme
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conditions. >> yo say his first name is dane, d-a-n-e. >> that's right. >> step currently in surgery and can you elaborate on his injuries. >> he just got out of surgery and he has serious injuries above the waist. multiple injuries above the waist. >> all right. >> i thank you all. >> thank you. >> and we're just getting a recap there from the fire department regarding the firefighter who was critically injured while responding to a fire and apparently he was on the scene, connecting hoses to respond to the fire. another ladder truck was pulling up and he was hit by that truck with multiple injuries above the waist. >> indeed and his -- the fire department his uncle there a firefighter who was fighting that very same fire as you can tell very emotional. the fire chief saying that despite the emotions of one of their own being injured, that they were still able to fight the fire and prevent it from
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spreading to other units and to other homes there as well but clearly a tough situation there. the firefighter said to be in critical condition right now at medstar. again, his name i believe is firefighter smothers. i couldn't make out if it was james or dave. dave smothers in critical condition after being hit by a ladder truck. >> i think i heard the assistant chief say he's a probationary firefighter. >> yes. >> so i would assume then that obviously he's a young firefighter engine company number three. he asked for everyone to keep firefighter smothers and his family in their prayers. >> as well as them. >> yes. >> we will continue to follow this story throughout the morning keep you updated. 5:09 is our time. we've got a lot more to share. we'll be right back. you're watching fox5 news morning. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> we're following the latest from minnesota where two people are dead after a school building collapsed in minneapolis. the collapse happened just before 11 o'clock wednesday morning and was caused by a gas explosion. investigators say nine people were transported to the hospital. several were in critical condition. police say one of the victims has been identified as a receptionist at the school. 47-year-old ruth byrd. >> venezuela president has dismissed allegations which claim that voter turnout totals in sunday's elections were manipulated a
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least 1 million votes. the allegation was made by the software firm which was hired to provide voting machines across the country. meanwhile the united nations is calling for an investigation into the deaths of at least 10 people in venezuela during demonstrations over sunday's elections. the u.s. called the election a sham and levied financial sanctions against the country but the u.s. did not place sanctions on venezuela's oil industry. >> northwestern university associate professor is wanted in the stabbing death of a man last week in a chicago apartment. police have obtained arrest warrants for 42-year-old wyndam lathem who lives in the apartment where the body was found. now lathem is an associate professor of microbiology at northwestern's fine burg school of medicine where he worked as a researcher. the other suspect is 56-year-old andy warren a treasury assistant at summerville college part of the oxford university network in england. both men are wanted for first degree murder. >> breaking overnight from new york city rapper kid creole under arre i
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homeless man. police say creole whose real name is nathaniel glover faces murder charges stemming from that stabbing which happened in midtown manhattan much he's one of the founding members of the group grand master flash and the furious five. >> coming up, the who us is trolled in a fake communications director job ad. >> and you now have a chance to win -- o own, rather, the home which helped inspire the story of charlotte's web. >> as we go to break let's take a live look across the d.c. region. right now it's 5:12, we're at 73 degrees on this thursday morning. fox5 coming right back
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. >> ♪ >> back at 5:14 with our top stories. first an update on the breaking news in the district. a firefighter is in critical condition after being hurt at one of three fire scenes that crews battled overnight. that firefighter was hit by a ladder truck that was pulling up at a house fire
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northeast. meantime at another house fire on buchanan street northeast two d.c. police officers ran inside to save the lives of an elderly couple. those officers and the couple were all taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> a fredericksburg man in custody accused of holding his girlfriend and her two children captive inside of their home for the last two years. spotsylvania county sheriff's office says officers responded to a welfare check at the home along mine road on saturday. when officers spoke with kariem ali muhammad moore at the front door the woman and children ran out of a side door t the children are eight and 11 years old. >> the dow jones reached another major milestone. it closed over the 22,000 mark for the first time ever. analysts say the continued stock market growth is partly due to anticipation of loosening regulations under the trump administration and also strong job market. >> ♪ >> quarter past the hour right now. live look outside, 73 degrees and i feel like we're just in
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>> yeah, little bit. hey, it's the headline. weather deja vu. doing the ground hog thing except without the wintertime forecast. rinse and repeat almost and i mean that with thunderstorms in the forecast from yesterday. temperatures outside to start mild here in d.c. 73 degrees. gaithersburg more comfortable 67. 66 there for martinsburg, 63 for winchester good morning to you. leonardtown quantico manassas all checking in in the 70's early this morning. feels more typical of what you would expect for kind of early august around the d.c. region. satellite and radar, we had one shower move threw up towards the maryland-pennsylvania border. that has fizzled out. for the most part it's dry, mostly clear skies in d.c. don't need the umbrella this morning but you may need it as we head closer to the morning -- or evening commute time. satellite and radar bigger picture showing not too much organized activity. in fact, no organized activity going on which just lets you know that it's more hit and
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way later on this afternoon. here's your futurecast for the day today. again, mix of clouds and sun through the morning hours. probably a little bit more sunshine than clouds. we head into the afternoon, there's those thunderstorms right along the i-95 corridor is where futurecast and this is where they've been the past couple days so wouldn't shock me if that is indeed the case. we head into the evening hours, we keep a few storms around but then once the sun sets much like yesterday anything that pops up will kind of die down once it loses that energy. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast f-92 today, down to 91 tomorrow. zip trip tomorrow, good ready leesburg here comes some of us. 86 for saturday, 85 on sunday. we keep 80's going into next week. that's weather. off to caitlin for traffic. >> i guess some of us have to stay in studio on friday. thursday morning commute let's start off wide view we've got one accident on the outer loop. this is as you approach the connecticut avenue exit so always a busy area and we've got heavy delays back to 97 there. it's got the right-most lane and the lefmo
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originally there was a motorist trapped inside. that is no longer the case but still the scene is out there and you can see that is jammed traffic straight back to 97 on the outer loop with that accident at connecticut avenue. 100 block of irving street new yoremains closed. d.c. police traffic telling us only one eastbound lane on irving street northwest is opened at this time. so it does look like one lane's getting by but overall that chunk of irving not able to accept balls ford road is closed due to pothole repair at prince william parkway. we usually talk about this in the winter but with all the rain we've had over the past week not the case. just in the manassas area, south of 66, heads up, you can't use balls ford road. let's check some of the majors. 295 smooth right now from 50 to pennsylvania avenue and 395 northbound you are free and clear from edsall road to the pentagon. we'll check more maryland and virginia roads coming up in less than 10 minutes. maureen. >> thank you caitlin. 5:18. let's take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> wisdom is standing by with our realtime news
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>> first up a fake wanted ad aimed at the white house is popping up all over the internet. it was placed on craigslist and was posted hours after anthony scaramucci was fired from his post as white house communications director. the ad means hey friends believe me you're going to love this job anyone, literally anyone is qualified for this position. you must be willing to lie to the american public. the ad ends with must be bilingual in english and russian, no spanish speakers, please. next up the online marketplace known as razzle getting blasted online for these t-shirts. photos emerged showing shirts that read nappy angry black woman and black girl magic worn by a white model. the site allows customers to use stock models in place: a federal
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endangered species protections for wolves. more than 600 wolves populate michigan's upper peninsula and even more in wisconsin and minnesota and many sports men say the population must be managed to protect their livestock. how about this? sophia very gary are a taking it all off. she poses nude for women's health magazine. the 45-year-old says her age isn't stopping her from bearing it all. she says it's not like it was before when young girls would make the cover of a magazine. the classic maine farm that the novel charlotte's web is now for sale s the 44-acre salt water farm is where author eb white penned the beloved story. he lived there until his death in 1985 and it can be yours for $3.7 million. holly, maureen. >> all right. >> thanks whiz. >> thank you wisdom. qatar airlines to enter the american market
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>> starbucks coffee for free. we'll tell you when and where. >> it's 5:20 and a very comfortable 73 degrees. back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> code sharing agreements with them. airlines used code sharing to sell tickets on each other's flights and share revenue. >> lyft teaming up with amtrak to offer a new service. amtrak customers can now use its app to access lyfts to request a ride to or from a train station. lyft says its services reach about 97 percent of all amtrak users across the country. new lyft customers will receive five dollars off each of
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>> students at universities are more likely to go hungry than their peers are. student in community in the colleges and trade schools had more issues with going hungry. the reason the students are generally from a lower income household and don't have required meal plans like a four year college campus does. the hunger is a significant factor that can hurt a student's chances of succeeding in school. >> beginning today, starbucks offering a buy one get one deal on its macchiatos. you can get a free iced or hot macchiato when you buy one at full price but the deal is only good from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from august 3rd until the seventh. a lot of people standing down right now. >> i know, we were so excited. we were like what? alert. >> no, no free coffee in the morning. >> i was about to book it down there. >> exactly. and then. >> the heat of the afternoon they're going to do these hot coffees. come on. >> they said it could be iced too. >> okay. >> they just don't have a a
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starbucks between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. so that's the deal. >> i want to compliment you when you had the deja vu, you had the accent. >> that's the magic of when you type it into google -- >> it tells you how to do it. >> i love it. >> all right, guys, yeah, we got a deja vu forecast coming up. it's going to be a lot like yesterday. 73 degrees, clear skies and a lot of sunshine through the morning heating up pretty quick. as we head into the afternoon we'll build instability and likely pop thunderstorms. there's satellite and radar showing a couple of showers that kind of lingered into the overnight hours. have since faded away. again we're left with clear skies around d.c. it doesn't feel too bad. temperatures are in the 70's a little muggy but not awful this morning.
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84 degrees by 11 o'clock. by 2 o'clock starting to pop a few storms, much better chance as we head towards the evening commute times kind of like last night around the 5 o'clock hour with temperatures again around the low 90-degree mark but feeling warmer than that. quantico 93, fredericksburg 92. some of us stay in the upper 80's but those who get caught under thunderstorms you'll see these temperatures cool down rather quick. that's a check of your forecast. over tom caitlin roth for a check of your traffic. >> mike i got a second what maureen said. so that appreciate those accents on the deja vu. you've taken the -- >> i try. >> you've taken the graphic making to the next level. [laughter] >> good job, mike. wonderful. all right, outer loop crash we are still following this one. it blocks the far left and right lane at connecticut avenue. on the top side of the beltway here in montgomery county and you've got some pretty moderate delays to take you back to 97. looks like they're easing up a little bit. that was a red line the last time i was here so a yellow line at least. it is still early. hopefully with that crash -- we're going to see some improvement. i don't know, though. it still is blocking the far left and right lane but as for now consider it out there and consider it delayed heading towards the scene. hundred block of irving street northwest closed due to an overnight fatal. we'll let you know once that's lifted. d.c. police traffic keeping us in
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balls ford road closed. pothole repair at prince william parkway so fyi in you're in that area use caution around balls ford road. that's a look at traffic. we'll sends it back over you to guys. >> thanks caitlin. coming up on fox5 news morning the u.s. senator calls for a change in the way marijuana cases are handled on a federal level. >> and today we are expected to learn more about impending rate hikes at a local utility company. >> and let's go to break right now. as we dollar another live look across the d.c. region on this thursday morning. 73 degrees. today's weather a lot like yesterday's. mike will update us in a few. more news whether and traffic to share after the break. fox5 news morning coming right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> it's 5:30 on this thursday august 3rd and fox5 on top of two major stories this morning. in d.c., multiple house fires overnight. at one scene a firefighter is critically injured. at another, police officers are called heroes after risking their lives to save others. >> the man on your screen in jail accused of holding his girlfriend and two children captive in a home for the past two years. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> and i'm holly morris. first let's get a quick check on the weather and traffic. mike we'll start with you. >> guys going to be a hot one
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ag pop-up thunderstorm later this afternoon. hey caitlin. >> mike a couple closures and an accident on the outer loop of the beltway. i'll have your work arounds coming up. >> let's get to that breaking news from the district. a rookie firefighter in critical condition at this hour hurt after one of several house fires crews battled overnight. >> we're talking about three fires within a matter of hours across northeast d.c. in addition to the injured firefighter, two d.c. police officers were also hurt while saving lives. melanie alnwick on top of all of this for us this morning she's live from medstar hospital center in northwest. melanie, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, yeah, busy morning around the city and busy morning here at medstar washington hospital center. we can tell you that 28-year-old dane smothers jr. a probationary firefighter is out of surgery said to have serious injuries to the upper part of his body. he just got out of the academy and was on one of the trucks -- he was riding on engine three when it responded to this
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northwest. that fire reported around 11:39 last night. it was a row house, quickly became a two-alarm fire. we're told that as firefihter smothers was getting out of engine three to hook up some hoses and begin to run those lines, that is when truck seven, a ladder truck, pulled up and struck him. it is also under investigation in terms of what exactly happened. we don't know whether the ladder truck came up behind or on the side, so they're still working on that part of it but there's still a lot of concern here for his well being tonight. it does seem like he is going to pull through at this point but he may have some life long injuries connected to this accident. now, that as we said, was just one of other major incidents going on in the city. really four incidents in just three hours. it began around 10:25 last night with a fatal crash and fire on
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northwest. and then the other one that we talked about, this one with d.c. police officers getting involved, that was at 12:23 on buchanan street northeast. now, there it was a fire on the first floor of this brick row home and an elderly couple inside was trying to make it out. well, when d.c. police happened to hear the call over the radio, they were the closest. they got to the scene. they ran inside to help this couple out. not a lot of heavy fire but a lot of smoke and when d.c. fire crews arrived just moments later, we're told the four of them, the elderly couple and the two police officers, were out on the front lawn coughing and choking from that smoke. both should be okay there but one elderly person, the man of that company probably had some pretty serious smoke inhalation injuries. there was another fire on van buren street, that one in a basement. that wrapped up just about 2 o'clock in the morning. all of this response meaning that d.c. fire actuaha
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jurisdictions because they had so many crews out on the scene. we can also tell you as far as firefighter smothers goes, his family is here. his uncle is a career d.c. firefighter who works some of the support apparatus. he was also there on the scene helping to battle that particular blaze there on f street. a lot of concern for this firefighter and his family tonight. live at medstar washington center, i'm melanie alnwick fox5 local news. >> a man in custody accused of holding his girlfriend and her two children captive inside of their home for the past two years. >> the home sits on mine road in fredericksburg and that's where we find fox5's annie yu. she is live with the story this morning. annie. >> reporter: hey, wisdom and holly. this is such a bizarre and shocking story out of fredericksburg, virginia. the woman and her two kids were able to escape from the home that sits off of mine
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after police say the woman's boyfriend held them captive for at least two years. that is what the woman told deputies. this is the house. take a look. it's right off of a main road. and you can see every single window at this home is covered so you can't see inside. it's surrounded by tall uncut grass. it's very hard to tell that someone even lived here and deputies came by here on saturday to check on the family after a caller said she was concerned that no one had seen or heard from any of the family members ininn quite some time and when they got here, they say the woman's boyfriend, we have a picture of him, 43-yea-old kariem ali muhammad moore he appeared at the door reluctant to let deputies inside and while police spoke to him at the front door the woman and her kids ran outside a side door and they were taken to safety by the deputies. moore right now is in jail this morning facing multiple counts of felony abduction and assault and police say that sayt the woman is 32 years old and she
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been held captive here for at least two years. her children, eight and 11 years old, have not been to school as far as investigators know so this is certainly a developing story. more questions than answers at this point. another question is how they& were able to be kept here for that long without anyone knowing and also were they restrained in any way? we don't know these until we can get some answers later this morning. that's the very latest here from fredericksburg, virginia, annie yu fox5 local news. >> ♪ >> all right annie thank you for that report. let's switch gears and at a you can to mike thomas about the weather. do you get tired of saying the same thing over and over again. >> do i? no. >> you don't. >> no. we need the check, man. [laughter] >> it's all about the benjamins with you. >> got the mortgage. >> we got bills. >> makes it easier to come in and say what i said yesterday. >> he don't have to think so hard. >> so say it again. same as
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yup, same as yesterday. we got a couple of pop-up thunderstorms. the rest of the day will be hot and steamy with a decent amount of sunshine. there's satellite and radar. a couple showers overnight faded away. it's mostly clear to start the day so we'll be off to a sunny start that's for sure. reagan national 73, dulles 70. quick look at the two day forecast. rinse and repeat continues. in intwo today, 91 tomorrow. each day featuring a chance of storms. that's weather. over to caitlin for traffic. >> still earned your money though this week mike. tracking thunderstorms is tough. let's see how the morning commute is going as we are at 95 northbound here right at the prince william parkway and volume starting to pick up. getting a little slow out there as you're coming in from northern virginia. prince william county, yeah, 95 is a little slow. 66 eastbound after sudley road looks like we've got an issue as were we've got some cars off to the shoulder. accident here. traffic is still moving along despite the fact that we have some action parked off to the side so we'll keep you updated with that. but 66 probably
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crowded quickly. back to the maps real quick if we can. following an outer loop crash on your thursday morning. this is near kensington. it's the connecticut avenue exit. you've got delays that extend back beyond 97t that's a look at traffic. we'll have more coming up at 5:45. more weather and traffic. wisdom and holly. >> coming up, a u.s. senator calls for a change in the way marijuana cases reason handled on a federal level. >> and a new study warns about a link between alcohol and cancer. >> we're going to break right now with a live look outside as people get up and start surstirring around this morning. time is 5:38. 73 is the temperature. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back to fox5 news morning. today is thursday august 3rd. time right now is 5:41. we're expecting another sunny warm day with temperatures in the low 90's. mike thomas is going to break it down for us. >> a major break through in the study of genes and embryos. doctors at oregon health and science university are the first in the u.s. to figure out how to edit defective genes in embryos. scientists say this could be used to alter dna to prevent a long list of inherited diseases. critics have warned gene editing could lead to the production of "designer babies." a university spokesman
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to be put in place but urged the public to think of the good this could bring. >> new jersey senator cory booker introduced a legalize -- a bill to legalize marijuana. right now weed is classified as a schedule one substances which means the federal government treats it just as dangerous as heroin and more dangerous than cocaine. booker wants to drop it from that list expunging or resentencing inmates locked up for weed related offenses. the current classification is also used as a means to block marijuana legislation in states nationwide. >> a growing health concern about alcohol possibly increasing your risk of developing cancer researchers at brown and harvard universities say for every 10 grams of alcohol you consume daily your risk of skin cancer increases by as much as 11 percent. 10 grams of alcohol is equal to about a standard drink size. but yesterday we told you the queen drinks four drinks a day and you'll live -- if you'll older
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>> if you're the queen you're different apparently. >> no, i think -- do what you want to do in there you go. >> 5:42. coming up on fox5 news morning we're learning more about that hbo hack which is reportedly seven times larger than the hack on sony. >> seattle seahawks cornerback richard sherman speaking out about colin kaepernick and that whole saga. >> taking a look across the d.c. region. 5:43 is our time, 73 degrees. mike thomas is going to talk more about weather on the other side. fox5 news morning coming right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> back now at 5:46 with your top stories. first an update on the breaking news from the district. a firefighter is in critical condition after being hurt at one of three fire scenes that crews battled overnight. that firefighter was hit by a ladder truck that was pulling up at a house fire on f street northeast. meantime, at another house fire on buchanan street northeast, two d.c. police officers ran inside to save the lives of an elderly couple. those officers and the couple all taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> 5:46 is the time right now. let's move on and talk weather. mike's favorite two words, rinse and repeat. >> rinse and repeat. >> also known as consistency. >> also known as shampooing. >> also known as a rut. [laughter] >> we just broke that down a lot. >> yeah, we did. lots of examples for you there. live l
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it's blue skies to start. little hazy to start, little bit of humidity in place. as we go through the afternoon almost a typical day what you would expect here. sunshine warm temperatures pop-up storms in that order. >> okay. >> you got it. >> got it. >> all right, cool. here we go. today again a lot like yesterday. deja vu weather forecast is what we're calling it around here. some sunshine as i just mentioned, hot temperatures and that will be the fuel for maybe thunderstorms later this afternoon. good news, weekend still looks good. maybe an early shower on saturday. but by the afternoon hours when everybody is up and getting out and about, those look dry and sunny and bright. next week and by this i mean monday could start on the wet side. monday's looking a little bit like a soaker right now but we'll keep an eye on it as we head through the next few days. 73 degrees your current number outside d.c. not a bad start in the suburbs. gaithersburg 67. leonardtown 72. fredericksburg comfortable 68. culpeper 66 degrees at this hour. satellite and radar around the region pretty quiet. did have a
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overnight but for the most part those faded away. it's mostly clear to start and a lot of sunshine is what we'll have through the morning hours. then those fair weather clouds kind of pop up again into the afternoon ahead of possibly some thunderstorms as we get towards your evening commute time. so here's kind of the setup for today. again we got a cold front way, way off to the north and west. it's going to make its way through here later tomorrow. ahead of it we're sticky and unstable and that's kind of the fuel for these thunderstorms in the afternoon. again, hot and sticky conditions, temperatures upper 80's, lower 90's which is still kind of a couple degrees above normal but right where we should be for early august. here's futurecast. 10:30 today, no rain in sight, just kind of a mixture of clouds and sun but then the instability tarts to build and there we are at 2:30 in the afternoon maybe popping a thunderstorm. last few days that 95 corridor has been kind of the place to be for storms and the futurecast is saying that's going to be the place to be once again today. so, we'll keep an eye on it through the evening commute once we lose the sun we will lose kind of the fuel for that -- for those storms for that fire and it will be mostly clear overnight.
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today, partly cloudy, watch out for those hit and miss storms. rinse and repeat one more time tomorrow. 91 zip trip in leesburg during the morning looks just fine. saturday maybe a couple of showers but overall weekend is a plus weather. temperatures in the middle 80's. all right, that's weather. caitlin is back with traffic this morning. not a bad weekend. >> no, that's going to be nice. make up for the past couple weekends though sunday was excellent. that looks like last sunday's type of weather. >> yeah. >> beautiful shampooing weather the next couple days, though. love that. 95 northbound behind me hard to see a little bit as the days are getting shorter. sun not rising until after 6:00 a.m. now. 95 northbound at prince william parkway you're moving smooth although volume is picking up. let's check 66. eastbound this is just a truck stop actually right behind me. i thought maybe it was some sort of incident pulled over to the side but no, truck stop is fine and volume moving fine. we're picking up early on this thursday morning. right after sudley road on 66 eastbound. let's go back to our maps. it's been a quieter morning than yesterday. we're following one d
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crash cleared earlier at the connecticut avenue -- at connecticut avenue exit. you still have moderate delays that extend looks well beyond 97 back past 29. so, getting i don't and to the outer loop from 95 you're already going to hit that normal delay that we get later on during the commute but at least that crash cleared. the 100 block of irving street northwest closed due to an overnight fatal fire. locally do not use this block. we've got d.c. police monitoring the whole scene. they'll let you know once it has been lifted. pothole repair continues on prince william parkway. balls ford road is closed. that's the access road to get to prince william parkway. as long as they're out there you can't use it. again, this is in manassas south of 66. holly and wisdom back to you. >> 10 minutes before the hour. here are two stories you might have missed. james comey has inked a major book deal. the book is expected to focus on leadership and decision making. comey will reportedly use examples from his career
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hillary clinton's private e-mail server and the russia trump investigation. the book is scheduled for release next spring. >> we haven't heard much from former white house communications director anthony scaramucci since he was fired but he wants to tell his own story. he's set to hold an online event tomorrow. scaramucci told cnn the event will be broadcast on various live platforms. time right now is 5:51 and we're back with what's hot on the web. we're talking about the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> maureen is standing by with what is trending. hey, mo. >> good morning to both of you. first up more trouble for hbo. that hacking is reportedly seven times larger than the 2014 hacking of sony. according to the hollywood reporter it appears they got more than a couple unaired
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episodes. cyber security firms. >> the state of missouri passed a law that the naacp believes allows for discrimination. the bill makes it more difficult for employees to prove that they've been discriminated against because of their race or gender. this is the first time the organization has ever issued a travel advisory. and next up seahawks cornerback richard sherman is speaking out about colin kaepernick. in a enroughy interview sherman says he believes kaepernick has not been picked up by an team because he's being black bald. bald -- balled. the move was a social statement by the quarterback about police brutality and the injustices suffered by african-americans. sherman believes other players share his sentiments but aren't speaking up for fear of losing their
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elon musk could be on the verge of changing the transportation game. yesterday his company hype loop one announced it had tripled the speed of its pod in a recent test reaching 192 miles per hour. the pods would carry passengers in a vacuum sealed tube. hyperloop is studying the method hoping to one day safely move riders up to 700 miles per hour. and finally a unique real estate opportunity is available in maryland. an island in the middle of the chesapeake bay complete with a herd of goats. the 55-acre enclave is located near smith island. no one knows how the goats got there but the owner says they've been around for years now. before the market crash a decade ago the island was listed for $15 million but it can now be yours for a steal at just $1.5 million. back to you. >> thanks mo. >> uh-huh. >> we want to get to a fox5 exclusive. we tracked down the family of an 11-year-old boy from northern virginia who wants to
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house. little frank wrote a letter to president trump offering to mow the lawn and bring his weed whacker. sarah huckabee sanders read the letter during yesterday's press briefing. >> dr. mr. president it would be my honor to mow the white house lawn and you're free to pick whatever you want power mower push mower and weed whacker. >> that letter actually made it to the oval office. the president said he'd love to give him chance to cut the grass in the rose garden. >> all right. 5:54 is the time right now. we're now just one day away from our next zip trip this friday we're heading to leesburg. come out this friday august 4th from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. maureen is going to be there along with tucker barnes and annie yu and we would love to see you as well. see that you. >> it should be good as always. this is always good, too. it is time to say good morning and hello to our facebook fan of the day and today it is the jennifer family. they were nominat
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rashell. rashell says her husband john is turning 37 today. >> rashell says she lovers loves waking up to watching fox5 every morning and he loves hearing steve and wisdom talk sports. >> well, we'll hear you rant about the redskins. >> lots of nonknowledge going on there. as for herself rashell is a huge fan of tucker barnes. i mean, who isn't? thank you so much jennifer family. mike thomas says he's not. keep it locked on fox5. >> happy birthday. >> yeah. >> great picture. >> i learned a fun fact yesterday. did you know happy birthday is copyrighted. >> the song. >> the song is. >> yeah. >> see, i didn't. >> oh. >> i know weather. i don't know random facts like that. but now i do. that's what spending too much time on the internet will do. >> knowledge is power. >> weather forecast deja vu getting french in here on -- what is it
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we're getting it together. 10:30 this morning we're dealing with clouds and sunshine but should be dry through the morning hours. as we head into the afternoon just like yesterday, we could pop some thunderstorms. looks like i-95 corridor continues to be the place that futurecast is painting and then off to the west as well off towards the mountains there could be a couple of thunderstorms continuing to roll into the evening hours -- evening into your evening commute we could have some of those thunderstorms rolling around but once we lose that sunshine we'll lose whatever storms are out there. quick look at that seven-day forecast. 90's the next couple days and then finally some clearing and beautiful weather moving in for the weekend. all right, that's the weather. caitlin is back for a final check of your traffic in the 5's. >> 5:56. so far so good on most of our majors. it's still early. it's right before 6:00 a.m. it's still dark out there for the most part. 95 dale city to the beltway 18 minutes. looking good on 395. 66 traffic is flowing even though it's out there. prince william parkway to the beltway will take 25 minutes. inner loop looks good as well. so that's great. why don't we check some other drive times here in maryland.
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outer loop 95 to the two and 70 spur. that's going to take you 18 minutes a little slow there. we'll have big check of the roads -- a full check of the roads coming up at 6:00 a.m. fox5 will be right back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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house fires. at one scene a firefighter is rushed to the hospital fighting for his life. then at another scene police officers risking their lives to safe others. >> an update from melanie alnwick coming up. developing from fredericksburg annie what's happening there? >> reporter: well, steve, investigators say a woman and her two children escaped from the side door of this home after being held captive for at least two years. we'll have the disturbing and shocking details coming up. >> and a live look outside right now. beautiful start to this thursday morning. it is august 3rd. looking good so far. weather and traffic coming up on the 5s at 6:05. >> good morning to you. i'm maureen umeh in for allison seymour. >> and i'm steve chenevey welcome to fox5 news morning. breaking at 6 o'clock this morning an incredibly busy night for d.c. firefighters. crews responding to several house fires and a deadly crash with a fire. >> these scenes stretched across northeast and northwest d.c. at one scene a firefighter is critically injured. at another d.c. police officers risk their lives to safe others. >> melanie alnwick on top of it all. she joins us from


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